Annie Goldson’s documentary examines the story of Kim Dotcom, the German-born hacker turned internet mogul who is holed up in a New Zealand mansion fighting extradition to the United States. In the US he’s wanted for alleged infringement of copyright laws committed by Megaupload, the online storage hub he founded. Goldson mines archive material (including the NZ police raid of his mansion) and interviews, to explore intellectual property, privacy, profit and piracy in the digital age. The film won rave reviews after its world premiere at multimedia festival South by Southwest.
Whether you think he's a hero or a heel, you're bound to leave the film with your preconceptions shattered.– Rolling Stone preview of the film, David Fear, March 2017
Monsoon Pictures International
World premiere on 13 March 2017 at Austin's Vimeo Theatre, as part of US festival South by Southwest
New Zealand premiere on 29 July 2017 at Auckland's ASB Waterfront Theatre, as part of the 2017 NZ International Film Festival
Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission